Taormina, fotografie, storia e memoria

photo exhibition by Gaetano Castorina

previous Church Del Carmine, from October 15th to December 10th 2018

free entrance


An exhibition of historical pictures of Taormina, from 1920 to 1950



Museo naxos concertoConcert Promenade

Archealogical Park of Naxos Taormina – Via Lungomare Schisò, Giardini Naxos

Saturday September 22nd 2018 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Entrance: € 4,00 – Reduced € 2,00 – free entrance according the law


Promenade concerts were musical performances in the 18th and 19th century pleasure gardens of London, where the audience would stroll about while listening to the music. The term derives from the French se promener, “to walk”.

On occasion of the European Day of Cultural Heritage, the concert will be performed by the students of the Messina music conservatory “A. Corelli”.

Info Parco Archeologico Naxos-Taormina T. 0039 0942 628738 – –


Isolabella di notteExtraordinary night opening of the Isola Bella

Saturday 22nd September from 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Sunday 23rd September 2018 from 10.00am to 10.00pm

Entrance: € 4,00 – Reduced € 2,00 – free entrance according the law. The ticket includes a guided tour of the Island and the visit of its museum.

Parco Archeologico Naxos-Taormina
T. 0039 0942 628738 – –



BurlesqueTaormina Burlesque Festival

Cine Teatro Olimpia on September 22th and 23rd 2018 @ 9.00pm

Tickets: €  16,50


On the initiative of the Accademia delle Essenze Artistiche, a non-profit association that aims to promote culture and creativity in all its forms of expression through volunteering and social promotion, the Taormina Burlesque Festival  is the first event of this kind organised in South Italy .

During the two days, Italian and foreign artists wil show us the many aspects of burlesque: classic, cabaret, new burlesque and boylesque: Koko la Douce, Miss Botero, Miss Sugar Rush, Celeste de Moriae, Trixie Whipp and the famous Sicilian dancer Black Bijou, who recently performed at the World Burlesque Games of London.

Black Bijou >> her burlesque underground philosophy
The “Burlesque Underground” project and philosophy is to combine the art of Burlesque with the Underground Culture of our day, building a bridge between past and present, creating a series of past and visionary-futuristic artistic references. Ancient and modern fused into the theatrical “here and now” on an imaginary and futuristic journey. The sensuality of burlesque, the typical movements of this discipline embrace alternative artistic forms, characterized by excessive experimentalism and an ideological, transgressive and anarchist attitude. Burlesque Underground opposes traditional culture by incorporating and modifying it. A meltin pot of cultures, dance styles and music, between history, myths and legends. The fundamental feature is the attention to the materials of the costumes, purely alternative and recycle; to point out the philosophy of the genre and to become the promoter of the consumer and naturalistic message that distinguishes him.


Saturday 22 September 2018 afternoon > “Vintage Afternoon”, an afternoon dedicated to photographic services on board of fantastic vintage cars on the most evocative spot of Taormina.
Participants –  wearing vintage clothes. During the evening contest will be proclaimed the winner of the “vintage afternoon” or the one who will have interpreted the retro theme better. In addition to the title, the winner will receive a photographic (digital) service during the afternoon.

Saturday 22 September 2018 evening  > “Lady Burlesque Taormina” competition – talent night.
The winner will have the honor to perform on September 23rd during the Gala Show. There are also other titles in the competition: elegance, originality and irony. In addition to the title, the winners will also receive prestigious prizes offered by our sponsors (they will be announced on the festival’s facebook page). During the evening also artists out of competition will perform.

Sunday 23 September 2018 afternoon > Workshop.

Sunday 23 September 2018 evening at 9.00 pm > “Gala Show” with national and international artists.
As soon as possible you can find all the info on the locations chosen for the event and the other news by connecting to the “Taormina Burleque Festival” Facebook page.

– Contest Night on September 22nd at the Teatro Olimpia >> on
– Gala Night on September 23rd at the Teatro Olimpia >> on


More Info
Facebook Page: Taormina Burlesque Festival
Infoline: 0039 095 7225340



locandina generale odeon

Autunno all’Odeon

Odeon (Via Teatrino Greco, near Palazzo Corvaja) @ 6.30pm

Entrance: € 10,00

Ticket office:
Taormina Arte, Corso Umbert n. 19 – T. 0039 391 7462146 (mobile) –
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 1.00pm
On event’s day the ticket office will be open also in the afternoon, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Click here to view the list of the ticket shops in all Sicily:

For the first time after years, the little Odeon of Taormina opens to public with a series of events from the ens of September to the end of October 2018.


Here is the program.

September 21 – Anna Bonomolo Jazz Quartet

October 6 – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra
director: Antonino Pellizzeri – Music by Mascagni, Falbo, Calì

October 12 – Entro a volte nel tuo sonno >> DUE TO THE BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS THE EVENT WILL BE PERFORMED AT THE CONGRESS HALL (very close, in piazza Vittorio Emanuele)
by Sergio Claudio Perroni – Director: Guglielmo Ferro – Music by Massimiliano Pace – reading with Sergio Claudio Perroni

October 13 – Pomice di Fuoco, Confessioni postume di Ignazio Butitta
Script and direction: Vincenzo Pirrotta – with Filippo Luna – live music performed by Alessio Bondì

Script, choreography and direction: Patrizia Veneziano Broccia – Artistic counsulting: Claudio Collova – With Domenico Bravi, Anna Collisani, Viviana Lombarda, Federica Marullo

Drama and direction: Saverio Tavano – With Dario Nataleand Gianluca Vetromilo

October 26 – Soloists of the Messina Chamber Orchestra
Antero Arena: violin – Joseph Arena: violin – Rosanna Pianotti: viola – Mirko Raffone: cello


Odeon - 21 sett.Anna Bonomolo Jazz Quartet

Odeon (Via Teatrino Greco, near Palazzo Corvaja) @ 6.30pm

Entrance: € 5,00


Ticket office: Taormina Arte, Corso Umbert n. 19 – T. 0039 391 7462146 (mobile) –

OdeonJazz in Progress

Odeon Thetre (via Teatrino Greco) , 6.30pm

Entrance: 5,oo euro


Concert with Anna Bonomolo (voice), Diego Spitaleri (pinao) Giuseppe Sinforini (drums) and Fabio Lannino (bass).

The Odeon is what remain of a small little theatre that can accommodate up to 250 people. It is now reopening as event location for small selectedet


Tickets soon available

taormina classicaTaormina Classica 2018

40th Season

Church of Santa Caterina @ 8.00pm

Free entrance

The 40th edition of “Taormina Classica” is as Always organised by the music association “Almoetia” Atistic supervision by Maurizio Gullotta.

Sunday 16 September – “From the charm of the Opera …to the timeless Neapolitan Song” performed by the Duo Mariella Gernone (sopran) and Flavio Peconio (piano). Music by Verdi, Bellini, Puccini, Arditi, Di Capua and Prince De Curtis.

Sunday 23 September – “Fairy tales in dances” a four hands piano concert performed by the duo Sara Cianciullo and Helga Pisapia. Music by Mozart, Grieg, Mozskowski and Debussy.

Sunday 30 September – “Memories of Italiana and Spanish themes for 88 keys and 6 strings” by Lapo Vannucci (guitar) and Luca Torrigiani (piano). Music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Torroba, Tarrega, Procaccini and Di Fiore.

Friday 5 October – “Between theater, cinema and other contamination” performed by the Klavioltrio, a music Group made by Giambattista Ciliberti (clarinet), Flavio Maddaloni (violin) and Piero Rotolo (piano). Music by  Poulenc, Scardicchio-Rota and Piazzolla.

Sunday 7 October –  “The Greatest Hits” by the Trio Piceno Classica: Luca Magni (flute), Daniela Tremaroli (cello) e Valentina Perugi (piano). Music by Bach, Beethowen, Mozart, Dvorak, Donizetti and Tchaikovski.


GDS Show, an evening with the stars

Ancient Theatre, 5 September 2018 @ 9.30pmturday 15th

The Sicilian newspapers Gazzetta Del Sud and Il Giornale di Sicilia organises a magic evening at the Ancient Theatre of Taormina. With Red Canzian, Dolcenera, Nesli, Enrico Guarneri and Mario Venuti. And with “Il Volo” as special guest.

Front -man of the show will be Salvo La Rosa, accompanied by Chiara Esposito.

The profits from the sale will be used for charitable purposes .


TICKETS on and
Stalls and Gallery: € 30,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 20,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 10,00



Orlando Furioso

Orlando Furioso – Il Cavalier e L’Angelica

Ancient Theatre, Tuesday 11th September 2018 @ 9.30pm


Musical Opera loosely based on the the same epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto

Orchestra Sinfonica, conductor Giuseppe Romeo
Texts, music and direction: Salvatore Guglielmino

Stalls (Parterre): € 45,00
Gallery: € 30,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 20,00